Toronto Carpet MFG Co., graffiti wall and Liberty Village

The view from my friend’s balcony overlooking the West Toronto Rail corridor towards Liberty Village and the old Toronto Carpet MFG Co. warehouse building. Toronto Carpet MFG Co.

Santa Claus is coming to town

Santa showed up jollier than ever for the 110th annual Toronto Santa Claus Parade. The longest running parade of it’s kind, this year’s crop of marching bands and colourful floats marched through the falling snow to the cheers of the crowd.

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Remembrance Day ceremonies at Toronto’s Old City Hall

The weather was glorious for this year’s official City of Toronto Remembrance Day ceremony at the cenotaph in front of Old City Hall. Toronto‘s new mayor-elect John Tory was in attendance with several city councillors and thousands of onlookers to remember those who have served in the armed forces and fallen in the line duty.

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Toronto Election Night with Olivia Chow

The ten month lead up to the Toronto municipal elections has felt like a lifetime worth of debates and ‘just say no to Ford’ rhetoric. In the end John Tory was victorious, Ford Nation wept openly and Olivia Chow supporters were just plain saddened by the loss. She presented a progressive and intelligent platform for the betterment of Toronto and I was there to capture her election night party and concession speech. Olivia Chow 10 (2)

The grotesque on display at the annual Toronto Zombie Walk

It’s hard to even begin to estimate the number of walking dead at Toronto‘s annual Zombie Walk. At least 10,000+ brain starved zombies lurched through Toronto’s downtown core, terrifying onlookers and leaving a trail of fake blood all the way down Yonge Street. This year’s parade of the undead included horses, a marching band and a group of ghouls on bikes.

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The Village Idiot

Looking through Henry Moore’s sculpture at the AGO towards the Village Idiot Pub.The Village Idiot

In Working Order

Three Bell payphones, still in working order, sit in front of a mural on Dundas St West near Beverley St.In Working Order

FRANK BUrGESS: Candidate

When campaigning for a candidate it’s usually best to spell their name right.FRANK BUrGESS

#DistilleryLove

A sculpture in the Distillery District lets you leave an initialed lock of love.

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Creativity flows through the streets of Toronto at Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

One night every year Toronto’s streets transform into the free all-night art crawl known as Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. Now in it’s ninth year the celebration of contemporary art transforms Toronto into a canvas for Canadian and international artists.Nuit Blanche 13

Matthew ‘Megatoad’ Stonie wins World Poutine Eating Championship

Top ranked eaters tested their stomach capacity at the 5th annual World Poutine Eating Championship held at Yonge-Dundas Square. The event was hosted by Smoke’s Poutinerie who served up plenty of curds and gravy for the competitive poutine massacre. As much as you may love our national dish, witnessing the feats of gastronomical excess may turn you off eating it for awhile. Matthew ‘Megatoad’ Stonie was the clear winner having consumed 14 3/4lbs in 10 minutes, a full 3lbs more than last year’s champion Joey ‘Jaws’ Chestnut.Poutine 15

The remains of Book City

The former storefront of Book City in the Annex sits empty.Book City